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Temple Summer Intensive German Program in Leipzig 2013

 

Apply for Summer Study in Leipzig 2013 On-Line!
We are pleased to announce the launch of the summer 2013 program updates and application! 
Both online applications and paper applications will be accepted. 
If students choose to apply with a paper application, they can download the application packet from the webpage specific to your program. If they choose to apply online, they will follow the same procedure as last year (click the red “Apply Now” button on the webpage specific to your program).
Go to:

http://www.temple.edu/studyabroad/programs/summer/germany/index.html

 

Temple University Summer Intensive German Program in Leipzig 2013 

 

The Program

This is a four-week program of intensive German language instruction on a level commensurate with the student’s skills from ‘beginner’ to ‘ advanced’, which will be taught at the InterDaf  am Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig in Saxony. Included will be tours and overnight excursions, as well as intensive instruction leading to four (4) Temple credits. The Herder Institute has over 50 years of excellence in advancing German Language skills, as well as teaching about the culture and civilization of Germany. InterDaF at the University of Leipzig’s Herder Institute is a non-profit association which constitutes the University of Leipzig’s center specializing in German as a Foreign Language – and continues the proud tradition in this field maintained here for decades.


Temple University Summer Intensive German Program in Leipzig 2013
 

If you wish a summer-based intensive language program in German, we recommend our program for 4 credits!
All levels of proficiency available; Intensive instruction: Excursions; Cultural programs; Meet German students!
Old University City of Leipzig, City of Bach! Wagner! Mendelssohn! Handel! Grieg!
Spend your summer speaking German in Leipzig!

Intensive German Language -
Summer Session I: June 2- June 29, 2013

About Leipzig

Located in the heart of Europe in former East Germany, the city of Leipzig has a population of nearly 600,000. In the past, Leipzig was a center of trade fairs, the seat of the Supreme Court, the leading center of libraries, publishing houses and the German book trade, and the hub of European trade. One thing which remains unchanged is Leipzig’s significance as a city of music (Bach, Mendelssohn, Wagner), the arts, and above all science and learning. Founded in 1409, its university is the second oldest in Germany. Leipzig’s historic importance is self-evident from its numerous magnificent buildings (now mostly refurbished), which include first-class sights such as the Old Town Hall, the Old Exchange, the old and new exhibition centers, and the Monument to the Battle of Leipzig. Located in a beautiful area of vistas, history, and culture,
Leipzig is only two hours from Berlin; one hour from Dresden and Weimar, and three hours from Prague.

Informational session: TBA

For more details go to: http://isc.temple.edu/awaskie/ (click on Temple in Leipzig) http://www.temple.edu/fgis/German/sa/SummerStudyinLeipzig.htm 

Attention all students interested in a Summer Intensive Language Program in Germany in Summer Session I (June 2013)

The Temple at Leipzig Summer Intensive Language Program is extending the application deadline until: February 15, 2013

If you are interested in an outstanding program in a most beautiful city, learning the German and exploring the heritage and culture, while receiving graduation credit, please consider applying by: February 15th  in the International Programs office of Temple University, #200, Tuttleman Hall.

For more details go to:
http://isc.temple.edu/awaskie/ (click on Leipzig) http://www.temple.edu/fgis/German/sa/SummerStudyinLeipzig.htm

http://www.temple.edu/studyabroad/programs/summer/germany/index.html

 Contact:
Anthony Waskie, Ph.D.
Temple University
German Department
Anderson Hall #513
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-5452
e-mail:
awaski01@temple.edu

 

go to: http://www.temple.edu/studyabroad/programs/summer/germany/index.html

PROGRAM This is a four-week program of German language instruction taught at the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig in Saxony. The program is designed for students who have had at least one semester of German, but are not yet at the advanced level. Included are tours and overnight excursions, as well as intensive instruction leading to four (4) Temple credits. The Herder Institute has more than 50 years of excellence in advancing German Language skills, as well as teaching about the culture and civilization of Germany. interDaF at the University of Leipzig’s Herder Institute is a non- profit association that makes up the University of Leipzig’s center specializing in German as a Foreign Language — and continues the proud tradition in this field maintained here for decades. This program is best suited for beginning and intermediate German language students. There are a limited number of advanced courses at the Herder Institute.

LEIPZIG - Located in the heart of Europe in the former East Germany, the city of Leipzig has a population of nearly 600,000. In the past, Leipzig was a center of trade fairs, the seat of the Supreme Court, the leading center of libraries, publishing houses and the German book trade, and the hub of European trade. One thing which remains unchanged is Leipzig’s significance as a city of music (Bach, Mendelssohn, Wagner), the arts, and above all, science and learning. Founded in 1409, its university is the second oldest in Germany. Leipzig’s historic importance is self-evident from its numerous magnificent buildings (now mostly refurbished), which include first-class sights such as the Old Town Hall, the Old Exchange, the old and new exhibition centers, and the Monument to the Battle of Leipzig. Located in a beautiful area of vistas, history, and culture, Leipzig is only two hours from Berlin, one hour from Dresden and Weimar, and three hours from Prague.

COURSES During the first week of the program students will participate in an orientation that will familiarize them with the university and the city. The orientation will also include an excursion to Dresden. The following three weeks will consist of intensive language study and excursions outside of the city. Students will take placement tests upon arrival and will then enroll in the appropriate level of German. Beginning students, who must have at least one semester of German or its equivalent, will enroll in German 1002 for four credits. Intermediate students will enroll in German 1003 or German 2001 for three credits, plus a one-credit Independent Study in German Studies. Students placing at advanced levels may enroll in other advanced German courses: Advanced Composition, or Intensive German, plus a one-credit Independent Study in German Studies.

TOP FACULTY The program coordinator will be Dr. Anthony Waskie, professor of German at Temple University, who will accompany the group and act as advisor, and assist in evaluation and granting of credit. Dr. Waskie is a specialist in German language and literature. He has extensive experience teaching German, and studied at the University of Marburg & Salzburg (Austria). He has visited Leipzig and the university, and has led the department effort to set up this program. The language faculty will be those assigned by the Herder Institute and the University of Leipzig.

FIELD TRIPS In addition to tours of Leipzig, the program includes an overnight excursion to Berlin and Potsdam. The Herder Institute also organizes optional day trips to Weimar, Spreewald, and Saxon Switzerland, which students may take advantage of at an additional cost.

ACCOMODATION & MEALS Students will live in a single room in the student dormitory. Meals can be taken in the university cafeteria at affordable prices, prepared in the kitchenettes in dorms, or taken in town at restaurants.

COSTS (vary from year to year) PA Resident Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition (4cr) $1500 / $2524 Germany Fee* c. $1200* Germany fee is subject to change The Germany fee includes housing and the overnight excursion to Berlin and Potsdam. In addition, students need to budget money for personal expenses including meals; local and personal travel; optional excursions; international airfare, which is estimated at $800; health insurance; and the International Student Identity Card (currently $22).

2013 (tentative) CALENDAR (Summer Session I) Dates are tentative and subject to change
Arrival in Berlin: Sunday, June 2, 2013. for Orientation; Arrival in Leipzig: June 5, 2013; Classes End: June 28, 2012. Last Night in Residence: Friday, June 28. Departure June 29, 2013

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Please see General Summer Information for program eligibility and application requirements that apply to all programs. In addition for the German program, students must have successfully completed one semester of German language at the university level.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15 For more information, please contact Dr. Anthony Waskie, Temple University, Department of German, French, Italian and Slavic, awaski01@temple.edu.

If you are interested in an outstanding program in a most beautiful city, learning the German and exploring the heritage and culture, while receiving graduation credit, please consider applying by: February 15 in the International Programs office of Temple University, #200, Tuttleman Hall.

For more details go to:
http://isc.temple.edu/awaskie/ (click on Leipzig)
http://www.temple.edu/fgis/German/sa/SummerStudyinLeipzig.htm

 Contact:
Anthony Waskie, Ph.D.
Temple University
German Department
Anderson Hall #513
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-5452
e-mail: awaski01@temple.edu

 

Study German in the City of Music: Leipzig! Bach, Wagner, Handel and Mendelssohn called it home! Summer Session I

Temple University Summer Intensive German Program in Leipzig

If you wish a summer-based intensive language program in German, we recommend our summer intensive program in Leipzig for 4 credits!

All levels of proficiency available; Intensive instruction: Excursions; Cultural programs; Meet German students! Old University City of Leipzig, City of Bach! Wagner! Mendelssohn! Handel! Spend your summer speaking German in Leipzig! Intensive German Language Summer Session I. This is a four-week program of German language instruction on a level commensurate with the student's skills from ˜beginner" to ˜advanced", which will be taught at InterDaf am Herder Institut

of the University of Leipzig in Saxony. Included will be tours and overnight excursions, as well as intensive instruction leading to four (4) Temple credits. InterDaf am Herder Institut has over 50 years of excellence in advancing German Language skills, as well as teaching about the culture and civilization of Germany. InterDaF at the University of Leipzig's Herder Institut is a non-profit association which makes up the University of Leipzig's center specializing in German as a Foreign Language and continues the proud tradition in this field maintained here for decades.

About Leipzig

Located in the heart of Europe in former East Germany, the city of Leipzig has a population of nearly 600,000. In the past, Leipzig was a center of trade fairs, the seat of the Supreme Court, the leading center of libraries, publishing houses and the German book trade, and the hub of European trade. One thing which remains unchanged is Leipzig's significance as a city of music (Bach, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Handel, Schumann, Liszt, etc.), the arts, and above all science and learning. Founded in 1409, its niversity is the second oldest in Germany. Leipzig's historic importance is self-evident from its numerous magnificent buildings (now mostly refurbished), which include first-class sights such as the Old Town Hall, the Old Exchange, the old and new exhibition centers, and the Monument to the Battle of Leipzig. Located in a beautiful area of vistas, history, and culture, Leipzig is only two hours from Berlin; one hour from Dresden and Weimar, and three hours from Prague.

For more details go to: http://isc.temple.edu/awaskie/ (click on Temple in Leipzig) http://www.temple.edu/studyabroad/Programs/GermanySummer/Leipzig1.htm

Attention all students interested in a Summer Intensive Language Program in Germany in Summer I (June 2009) The Temple at Leipzig Summer Intensive Language Program is extending the application deadline until: February 15. If you are interested in an outstanding program in a most beautiful city, learning the German and exploring the heritage and culture, while receiving graduation credit, please consider applying by: February 28th in the International Programs office of Temple University, #200, Tuttleman Hall. For more details go to: http://isc.temple.edu/awaskie/ (click on Leipzig) http://www.temple.edu/studyabroad/Programs/GermanySummer/Leipzig1.htm

Temple University German Department

2nd Floor Anderson Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19122

e-mail: awaski01@temple.edu

New York Times [January 8, 2006]

Going to Leipzig

By JAMIE TRECKER

WHY GO NOW

Eastern Germany in winter evokes San Francisco in spring. Yes, it can get cold and damp, but don't allow the weather to keep you from this proud and historic Saxon city, which dates from the 1100's. Leipzig - also known as Heldenstadt, or the City of Heroes - was the crucible for revolt against the Communist dictatorship in East Germany, culminating in a nonviolent revolution that forced the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The city has made a spectacular rebound from those grim days. Today, Leipzig boasts striking architecture, with Baroque, modernist and Stalinist- era buildings forming an oddly charming city center that is home to hundreds of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and clubs. Leipzig is a host city for this summer's World Cup, which runs from June 9 through July 9. While that means the city is sprucing up for the influx of tourists, with various capital improvements under way, it also means hotel rooms will be scarce during the tournament, and prices will be inflated.

WHERE TO STAY Leipzig has some 11,500 hotel rooms, so finding good, affordable lodging is generally easy. Some of the best places to stay are in the city's center circle (the Zentrum) or abutting the Karl-Liebknecht- Strasse along the south (süd) side of the city. The Zentrum has some beautiful Saxon architecture and remains lively until late - shops tend to close at 8 p.m., except the shops in the railway station mall (with longer hours), and restaurants and clubs stay open as late as 3 a.m. The Süd district is more modern and younger; cafes and boutiques selling everything from purses to yarn line the strip for about 10 blocks. The centrally located Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof runs between 72 to 117 euros (or $87 to $141, at $1.21 to the euro) a night for a double, double occupancy, with breakfast; Hedwigstrasse 1-3, (49-341) 69740; www.leipziger- hof.de. It has funky rooms and a Baroque facade. While each room is modern and spartan, local artists contribute artwork - paintings or sculpture - to make each of the 72 rooms unique. The hotel also has a gallery and spa facilities. Just south of the city center sits the Hotel Markgraf, right off the Karl- Liebknecht- Strasse, at Kaemmerstrasse 36, (49-341) 3030 30; www.markgraf- leipzig.de. The Markgraf is modern and sleek - this is your classic "European" hotel - with small rooms and platform beds with thin mattresses (though comfortable). With a lot of blond wood, it was reminiscent of a Tokyo hotel - but with a bigger and better bathroom. It also has decent rates: a double is about 75 euros a night, without breakfast. It is a short walk or tram ride into the city center.

WHERE TO EAT Travelers expecting the traditional German fare of brats n' kraut will be pleasantly surprised to find that Leipzig's cuisine - reflecting its Saxon roots - is sophisticated and delicious. Literary fans will want to check out the iconic Auerbachs Keller (Cellar), MÃdler Passage, Grimmaische Strasse 2-4, (49- 341) 216 00, www.auerbachs- keller-leipzig.de, which is one of the settings for Goethe's "Faust." Auerbachs plays off this heritage, with an actor dressed as Mephistopheles appearing on Thursdays around 9:30 p.m. to leap about the tables. Whether or not such theatrics are to your liking, the food is great. Auerbachs is considered one of the city's best restaurants, and specializes in elegantly prepared game such as duck or wild boar, fire roasted, for 12.70 euros. Daily fare runs from 14.90 euros for the excellent smoked duck to 25 euros for roast saddle of lamb. The historic Bavarian Train Station (Bayerischer Bahnhof), on the south side of the city, is being rebuilt, but it remains open for the original (and last surviving) Gose-style brewery. Gose, a light, salted beer dating from A.D. 996, is produced in quantity at the Bayerischer Bahnhof, a brewery, beer garden and restaurant, at Bayerischer Platz 1, (49-341) 12457 60, www.bayerischer-bahnhof.de. Here's where you can get traditional German sausages and other specialties like schweinehaxe (pork knuckle) in black beer sauce (9.20 euros). For a light meal and a draught of the unofficial drink of Leipzig - coffee - visit the Coffe Baum, Kleine Fleischergasse 4, (49-341) 961 0060, www.coffe-baum.de, which calls itself Europe's second-oldest coffee house. Open since 1696, the CoffeeBaum entertained such luminaries as Wagner, Schumann and Liszt and, according to legend, the Emperor Napoleon. A simple cup of coffee is about 2 euros, with cakes and pastries from 2 to 5 euros.

DURING THE DAY Leipzig is an architectural nirvana. In a stroll through the dense city center (which takes no more than a day), you'll see medieval buildings next to stark modernist boxes, and gorgeous Baroque complexes next to churches dating from the 1100's. Of particular interest are the St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) just north of Grimmaische and Ritterstrasse (www.nikolaikirche-leipzig.de) and the Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) nearby. The St. Nicholas Church was built in 1165, rebuilt in the 16th century, but gained modern fame as the meeting place for the large demonstration that swept the Communist government out in 1989. It has a magnificent organ, and is open daily for worship. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Old City Hall dates back to 1557 and is considered the city's finest Renaissance building. Built in an astonishing nine months by Hieronymus Lotter, the city hall faces the main market square. Inside is the city's municipal museum, which can be visited daily during normal business hours, also for a small donation. The St. Thomas Church, or Thomaskirche (www.thomaskirche.org), employed Johann Sebastian Bach during the early 1700's to play the organ, and, in his honor, the church plays host to Bach concerts every Saturday night in summer. Winter concerts vary, but the church itself is spectacular - it has a large, white turret and can accommodate some 1,700 worshipers - and is open to the public for worship.

WHAT TO DO AT NIGHT Leipzig was home to a number of influential composers - Bach, Wagner and Mendelssohn - and to Germany's first conservatory (today renamed as the Mendelssohn College of Music and Theater). Music is performed virtually every night year round, with top-caliber productions held at the Leipzig Opera House in Augustusplatz (www.oper-leipzig.de) and at the St. Nicholas Church. The Opera House is also home to the Leipzig Ballet, which stages original and classic performances. In March, the Leipzig Opera and company will perform "The Marriage of Figaro" as well as the "Rocky Horror Picture Show"; the ballet will be continuing its run of "Ballett II." Tickets for productions at the Opera House cost 15 to 65 euros. The Gewandhaus Orchestra, housed just behind the Leipzig Opera House, offers classical concert series year round. It will play host to a Mozart festival from the Jan. 27 to 29. Tickets range widely - from 22 to 70 euros - depending on the event and venue. Information: www.gewandhaus.de. Clubbing is also huge in Leipzig. The Nachtcafe, at 10 Markgrafenstrasse, (49-341) 2117 708, www.nachtcafe.com, is a disco of the old-school variety (think Studio 54), which plays slithery house music and attracts the "it" crowd; as in New York, the cover price seems to vary depending on whom you are with.

WHERE TO SHOP Antique-book hounds should head straight for the St. Nicholas Church - used- and rare-book stores line the streets radiating out from the plaza. Notable is the enormous, marble-columned Leipziger Antiquariat (Ritterstrasse 16), which sells curios from sheet music to elegantly bound books of maps; www.leipzigerantiquariat.de. The MÃdler Passage is the place for German luxury goods makers such as Porsche Design and continental favorites like Mont Blanc and Lacoste. Of note is Bassetti (Grimmaische Strasse 2-4), which sells pillows and fabrics from Italy. Shops along the Passage are expensive. More middle-market goods - from clothing to electronics - can be found in the enormous shopping arcade in the main train station, the Hauptbahnhof. On the first Saturday of the month, there is a large antique and flea market, just opposite platform 24. YES, FREE The linchpin of the Communist rule was the hated Stasi, or secret police, who spied on hundreds of citizens - and one another. For a glimpse of life during this period, visit the Museum of the Stasi, in the former Stasi headquarters in the Runde-Ecke building, Dittriching 24, (49-341) 961 2443; www.runde-ecke-leipzig.de. The exhibits are all in German, but English translations are available. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

YOUR FIRST OR 10TH VISIT Take a short, leisurely stroll through the Leipzig Zoo (www.zoo-leipzig.de). The zoo is divided into zones (Africa, Asia, South America, reptiles, a petting garden and "Pongoland"), each with guides and activities. It's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. most months and is easily accessible from tram line 12. Admission is 10 euros; children 6 euros. WIRED There are more than 70 Wi-Fi hot spots around the city; check on JWire (www.jwire.com) or the Wireless Node Database Project (www.nodedb.net/europe/de) for locations and details.

HOW TO GET THERE Leipzig is approximately two hours south of Berlin by train; the Inter-City Express (ICE) runs every two hours and costs 36 euros for second class and 57 euros for first (www.bahn.de and www.eurail.com). Leipzig is also accessible by plane from Frankfurt. For information on flights from other European cities, visit www.leipzig-halle-airport.de/en/ home/index.html.

GETTING AROUND A phrase book is essential, though many restaurants and hotels have English speakers on staff or English menus. Leipzig boasts an excellent tram system that reaches just about everywhere in the city. Trams run frequently, and a day ticket, the LeipzigCard, costs 7.90 euros; a family of four can buy a three-day pass for 26 euros. link: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/01/08/travel/08going.html?emc=eta1

 

Images of Leipzig, Germany

Bundesland: Sachsen

 

 

Oper Leipzig – Musiktempel in alter, neuer Pracht

http://www.germany.info/relaunch/info/publications/d_nachrichten/2007/071217/Pictures/Oper_Leipzig_dpa.jpg

Opernhaus Leipzig öffnet nach der Sanierung, Foto: dpa

Die Oper Leipzig strahlt in neuem Glanz. In den vergangenen elf Monaten wurde das 47 Jahre alte Haus für 9,5 Millionen Euro saniert und aufwendig rekonstruiert. "In Spitzenzeiten haben 200 Handwerker dazu beigetragen, den Originalzustand von 1960 wieder herzustellen. Wir wollten nicht bloß alte Farbe überpinseln, sondern bis zum Ursprung zurückgehen", sagt Baumeister Volker Längrich. Statt modernem Chic dominiert der Charme der 1960er Jahre. Klare Linien, viel Licht und warmes Ambiente. Anders als vor der Schließung sind die Farben frischer, die Kronleuchter glänzen mehr und das Publikum wird dank bequemerer Sitze nun auch lange Opernabende genießen können.

Hinter der "Frischzellenkur" steckt eine immense Arbeit. 7200 Quadratmeter Lüftungskanäle wurden entfernt und neu aufgebaut, 3700 Quadratmeter Teppich verlegt, aus Wänden und Decken gesundheitsschädlicher Asbest abgetragen, der Brandschutz wurde verbessert und die komplette Bestuhlung nach historischem Vorbild erneuert - alles unter den Auflagen des Denkmalschutzes.

Das Haus wurde mit einem großen Festival eröffnet. Das Ballett, die neuen Sänger des Opernensembles, das Gewandhausorchester samt Gewandhaus-Quartett, Schauspiel- Intendant Wolfgang Engel und viele andere gestalten das mehrstündige Programm, zu dem mehr als 5000 Besucher den Weg in die Oper fanden.

Oper Leipzig

http://www.oper-leipzig.de/html/index.php

Leipzig - Handelsmetropole und Kulturstadt

http://www.leipzig.de/de/buerger/kultur/

Mehr über deutsche Kunst und Kultur finden Sie auf www.Germany.info

 
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